Brooklyn Nets sideline reporter Michael Grady opened up about what it’ll be like to have Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant play together.
Michael Grady joined a very different Brooklyn Nets team when he obtained YES Network’s sideline reporter gig back in Sept. 2017.
Back then, Brooklyn was still attempting to lift themselves out from under the hefty contracts that had plagued their previous ill-fated era of contention. Now, in the blink of an eye, an also-ran has added Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving, two of the greatest scorers in the game.
Grady hopped on The Big Lead’s In My Bag with Brian Giuffra this week to discuss his time with the organization, as well as their very bright future.
At the 32:17 mark, Grady and Giuffra began their discussion of the future of the Nets franchise, after covering countless other topics ranging from Kyrie’s recent rabble rousing to Grady’s photography of the Black Lives Matter movement.
And yes, he’s as excited for this next era as you, the average fan, are.
“We know how much of a show it was watching Kyrie Irving and LeBron James, and I can only imagine what it’s going to be like seeing those guys [Irving and Kevin Durant] in the black and white sharing the basketball, running up and down the court at Barclays Center, and trying to give opposing teams all they can handle,” Grady said, summing up the fanbase’s excitement.
Hmm, Kyrie and LeBron’s second coming, huh? Hard to hate that.
Though Irving’s stint was short in 2019-20 and won’t be resuming, he absolutely impressed Grady during his interrupted tenure.
“The health issues are certainly unfortunate, but the way he handles the basketball, the way he’s able to get shots up at all different kinds of angles, and the mission that he seems to be on playing closer to home, and making the decision that was best for him in playing for the Nets, he has been remarkable and incredibly fun to watch,” Grady reiterated.
Can “fun” translate to elite basketball, with everything that must be juggled in the interim? Hopefully, we aren’t too far away from seeing exactly that.
“Seeing those guys together, it will be something special at Barclays Center in the future,” Grady concluded. We agree.